Medal at the prestigious tournament

8 December 2023
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The Tokyo Grand Slam 2023, which is considered one of the most prestigious judo tournaments, concluded in Japan on December 3. 506 athletes from 84 countries took part in the two-day international tournament. 8 athletes represented the national team of Turkmenistan at the Grand Slam.

Thus, the Turkmen judoka Hekim Agamammedov competed in the 66-kilogramme weight class event and won a bronze medal of the tournament. The private of the military unit 1001 named after Malikguly Berdimuhamedov of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Turkmenistan defeated A.Berliner (USA), Y.Najafov (Azerbaijan) and R.Izvoreanu (Moldova) on the way to the bronze medal. Moreover, the Turkmen judoka won W.Lima (Brazil) and E.Battogtokh (Mongolia). Impressive performance brought the Turkmen athlete to the third place on the podium.

Perman KYYASOV,
a student, English Language and Literature Faculty, Magtymguly Turkmen State University.